Thursday, May 23 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
Vienna --Well if you like good barbecue, Vienna is the place to be .
The town's annual Big Pig Jig festival challenges chefs to grill the perfect pig and draws even more hungry visitors to taste those barbecue creations.
After a three year losing streak, the Pit Masters from Douglasville are hoping this year their barbecue will take top prize at the Big Pig Jig.
"We are hoping this year will be our year," says Tommy Thomason.
But, the Pit Masters are competing against more than 130 teams. And, every team has its own secret to cooking the perfect pig.
"We use natural wood charcoal to deliver a clear smoke flavor," says one griller from the Smokey Bones resturant grill team.
"You need to use a lot of juices, fruit juices and a lot of spices," says Billy Satterfield.
"It's a secret family recipe and if I told you, I would have to kill you," says Benny Daniels.
And these barbecuers aren't just cooking for the sheer love of it, they are competing for top prize the title of grand champion of the Big Pig Jig and those all important bragging rights.
Presentation is everything and these teams know it. Judges are grading them on everything from cleanness to the "fall off the bone" tenderness of the meat.
"We actually go to school to a seminar so that we are certified to judge," says Todd Whitaker.
For team Pit Master, after giving the judges their best show and taste, all they can do now is wait and hope.
"He said it was the best he had today. So, that's good news," says one team member
Good news for a team hoping to become the next kings of the barbecue.
The top prize winner at this year's competition will walk away with more than $2,000 in prize money.